The Sturt Desert Pea – A Dreamtime Story…

Sturt Desert Pea

The origin of the Sturt Desert Pea, a magnificent Australian wildflower, is told by Aboriginal people in the following way…

A wonderful story that comes to mind each time Janet and I see this beautiful flower in the Australian Outback.

“A young and beautiful maiden was promised in “The Dreamtime” to a warrior who made a cloak of red parrot feathers. From a distance she would follow her lover in the tribal wars, faithfully roaming the trackless wastes to be near him.

Drought years brought famine to the tribe and the young warrior was one who went far afield in search of food.

During his absence the maiden kept lonely vigil, refusing to leave the place of farewell after the tribe had moved on. Their last view of her was of a red cloak surrounding her black head as she knelt on the ground.

Neither she nor her lover were seen again…”


Photo: Baz – The Landy, Outback Australia…

Baz – The Landy

Flowers – Especially for you (Sweetie)

Sturt Desert Pea

Flowers have a great way of bringing joy to our lives, perhaps by admiring, giving, and especially by receiving…

Mind you I’ve never been given any…strewth, Bluey and the Boys would  have a field day with that one down at the footy club on a Friday night.

 But I take pleasure in surprising Janet every so often, when she least expects it of course!

Hey, stop being cheeky, I meant by giving her flowers 😉

Anyway, how good is the Sturt Desert Pea, a native Australian wildflower found mostly in the central arid regions…and a special favourite of hers!

We spotted numerous on the recent desert expedition!

 Photo: Baz – The Landy